I started Vortexyarns after many years of spinning for other businesses, vending at wool festivals, and presenting my fine fiber artwork at many different places. Vortexyarns has become the culmination of my very favorite fiber things- hand dyeing, hand spinning, and hand felted artwork.
I truly gravitate towards making the yarns and rovings for others hands to transform into physical objects. I am obsessed with knitting, too, but it has taken me awhile to get here. I started out as a kid learning the needle arts, crochet, and sewing from my mom. In high school, I started my first business as a tie dyer! I later pursued photography, and back then the chemicals drove me away into the magic of paper making. I received a minor in Fine Art basically in paper art!
I moved to Taos, NM when I was 19 and discovered the wool. Paper-making turned into feltmaking. I soon began spinning, for other businesses as well as my own, and eventually got into dyeing yarn. During this journey, I participated in fiber arts shows and wool festivals, and eventually started helping produce them.
Creating opportunities to showcase fiber artists of all kinds is a natural passion of mine. I have made the Gallery here to exhibit mostly the knitted and crocheted garments of my customers, but you will find the nods to the non-functional fiber art as well. Color, texture and inspiration!
This is what we offer for your creative explorations. Thanks for visiting!